Definition of Drinking

1. Noun. The act of consuming liquids.

Exact synonyms: Imbibing, Imbibition
Generic synonyms: Consumption, Ingestion, Intake, Uptake
Specialized synonyms: Gulping, Guzzling, Swilling, Potation
Derivative terms: Drink, Imbibe, Imbibe



2. Noun. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess. "Drink was his downfall"
Exact synonyms: Boozing, Crapulence, Drink, Drunkenness
Generic synonyms: Intemperance, Intemperateness
Specialized synonyms: Drinking Bout
Derivative terms: Crapulent, Crapulous, Crapulous, Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink

Definition of Drinking

1. n. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.

Definition of Drinking

1. Verb. (present participle of drink) ¹

2. Noun. An act or session by which drink is consumed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drinking

1. a habit of drinking alcoholic beverages [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drinking

drinkable
drinkableness
drinkables
drinkably
drinkathon
drinkathons
drinke
drinked
drinker
drinkers
drinkes
drinkest
drinketh
drinkie
drinkies
drinking (current term)
drinking-bout
drinking-bouts
drinking-horn
drinking-horns
drinking-up time
drinking age
drinking behaviour
drinking bout
drinking bouts
drinking chocolate
drinking cup
drinking fountain
drinking fountains
drinking game

Literary usage of Drinking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"drinking activity was measured by a meter which recorded licks and cumulatively recorded in one channel of a recording millivoltmeter (Fig. 1). ..."

2. Environmental Performance Reviews by Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (1999)
"drinking water The quality of drinking water is a very serious problem in Russia. In urban areas, almost two-thirds comes from surface waters which are ..."

3. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"CEREMONIES IN DETAIL Festival of drinking called ... (inum) means "a drinking," but whether the primary association was with the drinking by the gods of the ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1900)
"If he succeeds in going two or three weeks without drinking, he does not ... Been drinking since 16. For the last few years has drunk very heavily. ..."

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